Thursday, 10 March 2016

Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community

We had some visitors to the station this morning to brief us on the dementia friendly community scheme.

A few facts.

1 in 3 people over suffer from dementia

Swanage has the second largest number of residents over the age of 50 in Dorset.

35% of those with Dementia go out once a week or less.

10% go out once a month or less.

60% are worried about getting lost.

There are free Dementia awareness sessions - becoming a dementia friend gives an understanding of dementia and the small things we can all do to make a difference.

Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community offer free on hour to all businesses , shops, organisations, and residents. Sessions can be held at your business address.

For more information, leave your contact details at Swanage Library.
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